Aryan Khan told the NCP ‘You have tarnished my reputation … do I deserve it?’
New Delhi: In 2021, Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested by the Bureau of Narcotics Control (NCP) on a cruise ship along with some others in a drug case. Aryan, his friend Arbas Merchant and formerly Tamecha were arrested by the NCB on October 3 and charged under the relevant sections of the Narcotics and Psychiatric Act (NDPS) for conspiring, possessing, possessing, selling and smuggling prohibited substances.
However, Aryan Khan, who spent the night in jail, was released from Arthur Road Jail on October 30. Recently, the NCP granted a 24-year-old youth a clean chit in this case.
NCP Deputy Director (Operations) Sanjay Singh, who headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the case, was in touch with Aryan and Shah during the investigation. In a recent interview with India Today, he shared details of his conversations with Aryan Khan and superstar father Shah Rukh Khan.
Sanjay Singh recalled once confronting Aryan Khan himself, “Sir, you portrayed me as an international drug trafficker who financed drug trafficking – aren’t these allegations absurd? They did not find any drugs on me that day. They arrested me yet. You’ve tarnished my reputation. Why have I been in prison for so many weeks – do I deserve it? “
In a conversation with Sanjay, Shahrukh said, “We are portrayed as some kind of great criminals or monsters who destroy society and we see them going to hard work every day.”
Bollywood’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested last year in a drug trafficking case, was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Apart from Aryan Khan, 19 others were arrested in the case.
All but two of the accused are currently out on bail. The NCB said in a statement, “Based on an entry, the NCB detained Vikrant, Ishmeet, Arbas, Aryan and Gomit at the International Port Terminal, Mumbai Port Trust, and Nupur, Mohawk and Munnam on October 2, 2021. Cruise. All but Aryan and Mohawk were in possession of drugs.